Merimbula

New South Wales

Merimbula was passenger steamer built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Ltd in Scotland, and was launched in 1909 for the Australian company Illawara South Coast Steamship Company. She was completed in October 1909 and sailed for Sydney where she entered the service in the New South Wales trade. She was requisitioned by the Australian Government after the outbreak of World War One, and was returned to her owners in late 1918. Under a journey from Sydney to Eden she hit ground outside the Beecroft Peninsula in rough weather 27. March 1928.An salvage attempt to re-float the vessel was made the following day, but she slid of the rock and sank in shallow waters. The remains of her rest today north of Beecroft Pen at Whale Point on a depth of 14 meter, with some scattered wreck debris visible on the surface.


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Merimbula

209,6 x 32,2 x 22,1 f
     
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1111 grt
Troon ( UK ) 1909
Sydney ( AU )

35°00'14.7"S 150°49'44.8"E

Last updated: March 2021